Audition: Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Music program is conditional upon a successful live audition evaluated by members of the music faculty. The audition will consist of a performance of at least 10 minutes’ length on the student’s major instrument or voice, showing a grasp of a variety of styles.
Candidates should contact the Department of Visual and Performing Arts for specific requirements for individual instruments and voice. A CD recording may be submitted if the candidate resides greater than 150 miles from St. Bonaventure University.
The audition dates for admission for the 2013-2014 academic year are Jan. 20, Feb. 10 and March 10, 2013. All auditions will be held between 1-4 p.m. in Room 211 of the Quick Center for the Arts.
Download a Music Audition Form.
Scholarship Information: A limited number of music talent scholarships are available to exceptionally talented students. Please contact Dr. Sabina for further information.
Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Music
The following table summarizes all requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in music. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all music courses. For one possible breakdown of the major by semester, see the Plan of Study.
* MU 111. Understanding Music does not qualify as a music elective.
** The School of Arts and Sciences requires all majors to complete a foreign language course at the 202 level or higher. Students not prepared to begin at this level will need to take additional courses in the language, which count as general electives.
† The Clare College curriculum also includes a three-credit quantitative reasoning requirement. Music majors satisfy this requirement by passing any of the courses listed in the above table under Mathematics.
Requirements for a Minor in Music
For non-majors, the following courses constitute a minor in music. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all music courses.
To declare a minor, a special form must be filled out and filed with the Records Office by the end of the student's junior year. The appropriate form is available from the student's advisor or from the Office of the Registrar.